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Chief Financial Officer

Reference:  CFO 1-002

Organization: Harakat-Afghanistan Climate Program (AICP)

Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Reports to: CEO and AICP Board

Contract Type:  Full time

Duration:        3 years:  three months’ probation; annual performance reviews with strict KPIs

Location:         Kabul with possible travel to provinces.  This is a full-time position and requires in-country presence. 

Closing Date:  May 20, 2017

  • This is a re-advertisement of a previous vacancy for the same position. 



Job Details

Date Posted: 05 May 2017 Reference: CFO 1-002
Closing Date: 20 May 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Functional Area: Account/Finance Gender: Any
Nationality: International Salary Range As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 15 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 3 Year(s)  Extension Possibility: Yes


Duties and Responsibilities:

Key accountabilities: This new role offers an experienced financial and commercial professional the opportunity to combine oversight of a major area of corporate support to an organization with responsibility for providing expert technical advice to inform high profile government policy. The role has a strong leadership and strategic element, requiring quick thinking, good judgment and an ability to work proactively across the organization, with important delivery and relationship management responsibility. The key accountabilities are as follows: 

1. Oversight and leadership of procurement strategy – building understanding of the overall financial commitments, implications and risks associated with Harakat’s commercial arrangements and, working closely with the business, finance and technology, ensuring the Management Team is effectively managing its commercial relationships. 

2. Championing commercial capability – knowledge of procurement practice in Harakat and raising awareness of commercial issues and risks, there is scope for this role in shaping and leading this agenda;

3. Financial Management: 
• Ensure that the financial structure, policies and procedures effectively deliver on the strategic objectives and mandate as defined by the Board.
• Maintain financial records in relation to each currency in which AICP operates. 
• Work with the CEO to develop a budgeting model appropriate to AICP’s operations and funding requirements.
• Manage the budget preparation process, including the development of budgets for each programme pillar.
• Manage on-going budget revisions to reflect changing operational and financial circumstances.
• Monitor, analyze, and evaluate the performance of all financial related activities.
• Prepare timely financial reports for all functions of the organization, comparing results against budget and providing an informed commentary. 
• Work closely with external auditors, internal auditors and any other agents appointed by the Board, donors or other stakeholders.
• Link key performance indicators to financial analysis (where relevant). 
• Determine and monitor Value for Money indicators (where relevant).
• Prepare and maintain multi-currency cash flow forecasts.
• Monitor cash flow requirements and provide CEO with timely advice on when to draw down funds and perform currency transactions.
• Manage amendments to AICP’s financial procedures.
• Develop financial control and reporting mechanisms across all programme pillars.
• Ensure contracted parties are in compliance with contractual commitments. 
• Ensure implementing contractors have policies in place with respect to anti-money laundering and terrorist-funding.

5. Board Engagement
• Support the CEO to raise funds from international donors and any other parties determined by the Board. 
• In addition to reporting to the CEO, the CFO shall also have a separate line of communication to the Chairman on matters determined by the Board.
• Ensure timely submission of Board documents, including budgets, financial reports, variance analysis, work plans and operational issues.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience
1. Experience of procurement in a complex organization, a solid understanding of procurement policy and practice, and ability to translate novel, timely or complex business requirements into a procurement strategy
2. Substantive hands-on experience in financial management of international development projects, including third party consulting firms and implementing partners, meeting donor requirements and understanding financial management of development programmes
3. Excellent stakeholder management skills and ability to effectively performance manage external providers of services to the business
4. An understanding or willingness to get to grips with policy-making, and to support a business that is working in a fast paced environment.
5. Have proven financial management skills and be capable of overseeing the various financial management elements of the organization.
6. Possess at least fifteen years of practical work experience, with a proven track record in financial management, budgeting, project management and human resource management. 
7. Have proven experience in the management of multi-currency cash flows.
8. Have proven experience in the design and preparation of financial performance reports.
9. Demonstrate experience in the management of contracting procedures for the award of technical assistance contracts.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Required Qualifications: 
Relevant Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration and hold an internationally recognized accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CPA, ACCA).

Submission Guideline

Applicants must submit a complete application that includes a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references. All submissions must be made via email only to 

Credential review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Harakat-AICP reserves the right to screen and interview suitable candidates any time during this period. No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Harakat-AICP prohibits discrimination in employment on any basis. 

Women are strongly urged to apply.

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